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Tue Mar 18 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/USA

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        1.    Elly van Gelderen, Linguistic Cycles Workshop

Message 1: Linguistic Cycles Workshop
Date: 18-Mar-2008
From: Elly van Gelderen <ellyvangelderenasu.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Cycles Workshop
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Linguistic Cycles Workshop

Date: 25-Apr-2008 - 26-Apr-2008
Location: Tempe, AZ, USA
Contact: Elly Van Gelderen
Contact Email: ellyvangelderenasu.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/LingCycles.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Cycles of language change have not been studied in generative linguistics and
only sporadically in other frameworks. This workshop is an attempt to bring
together linguists who do work on these cycles and discuss their current
research. It also aims to come up with (a) description of linguistic cycles (in
as many languages as possible) in terms of structural principles, and (b)
explanations of the internal changes, e.g. by applying insights from language
acquisition to this debate.

Linguistic Cycles Workshop
25-26 April 2008
Arizona State University - LL 60

Friday, April 25th


LL 60
Olena Tsurska: Welcome

Elly van Gelderen: Linguistic Cycles as Economy

Break (refreshments in LL173N)

Diana Vedovato: Weak Pronouns in Italian: Instances of a Broken Cycle?

Leonard Faltz: Approaching a Reflexive Cycle

Kyongjoon Kwon: Subject Cycle of Pronominal Auxiliaries in Old North Russian

Lunch (see list of possible lunch places)

Terje Lohndal: The Copula Cycle

Remus Gergel: Cycling up (and 'Late Merge') on LF: Evidence from Modal Rather

Break (refreshments in LL173N)

Clifton Pye: Cycles of Agreement in the Acquisition of Five Mayan Languages

Cathleen Waters: Axial Part and Semantic Bleaching in English Prepositions

Monica Irimia: Sorting out Cyclic Variation in Adpositions

Dinner at ZTejas in Tempe

Saturday, April 26th


Thomas Bever, Roeland Hancock, & Montse Sanz:
The study of language cycles in vivo and in vitro

Johan van der Auwera: Jespersen's Cycle - Notes from Egyptology and Flemish

Theresa Biberauer: Multiple Jespersen's Cycles in Afrikaans Negation and the
Future of Afrikaans Negative Concord

Break (refreshments in LL173N)

Olena Tsurska: The Negative Cycle in Early Russian

Invited speaker
Jack Hoeksema: Jespersen recycled

Closing comments

Lunch or possible hike in the Superstition Mountains (contact Elly)

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